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Quick drop by also to ask from prayer/blessing requests. My dad is in for surgery in about an hour. 


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This diet issue is making me nuts. I'm so, so, SO frustrated. WHY could I stay nearly the exact same weight for years when I was 185 but not when I'm in the 140s?? bawling.gif I was 142 a month ago. I'm 150 today. And it keeps creeping up. Frick.

 


This scares me about losing weight more than anything. I hope you figure it out soon! Good luck!

 

Well, my husband is leaving tomorrow and going to be gone all week for some big important contest through his trade school. Wish him luck.

 

Other than that, it's so beautiful I'm having trouble keeping up.

 


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Ooops...missed the "March" pagan thread boat! LOL time to catch up...

 

Till then... hope everyone is having a good month!


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Hey everyone!  Just popping in to say I've missed you all dearly and life has been quite crazy with other commitments.  I know some of you have asked about the kefir grains I posted about last month and I swear I will respond. orngbiggrin.gif I'm involved in the PTA at DS' school and woo-boy it's a doozy of a group and I'm also working on helping start a non-profit foundation to assist in providing more funding opportunities and materials for his school.  It's maddening and fun all the way around, but it has eaten up all my weekend downtime recently.

 

 

I'm getting excited for TM time and this time it's right around my birthday so that will be a jam packed weekend!   I'm hoping I might be able to twist a couple of my new friends *squee I made some new girl friends!!!* arms in coming over for a little TM creation time & wine on the 24th (which is just sneaking it in under the wire). 

 

Is everyone else bummed about missing out on winter?  We've had freaky weather this year in WI, so I'm bracing myself for a snowstorm in late April/May to make up for the fact we did not have winter here in this frozen state.

 

I'd write more, but alas work (real work) is calling and I need to make a list for decluttering.  Up first my desk - since it's all covered with junk/stuff/papers that I can't even see the top of it anymore. 

 


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KTG, a friend of mine just yesterday dumped out all the desk drawers and the top of the desk, all over the floor. Then she was forced to declutter it lol.gif It was her intention to declutter-- it's just that she chose that way to go about it, and I think it's brilliant!

 

OMG, mamas...VERY scary near-miss-- I had just put 4c of tincture on the stove with 4c of vegetable glycerine to simmer it down to a glycerite; it'd been tincturing since mid-December...and all of a sudden it boiled over, WAY boiled over, and *boom* it flashed. I had a freaking flash fire in my kitchen.

 

Talk about That Moment, y'know, the one where you'd been rehearsing all these years? Not a lot of it comes to shit. Some does. You can't believe how fast you think in a fire. And it seems like molasses. It's all so surreal.

 

I couldn't reach my hand over it to turn the stove off. It was high at first-- an alcohol/electric fire! Then it calmed down but was still burning its ass off. Really pretty, if it wasn't destroying my house! Purple, pink, yellow, orange. All kinds of colors.

 

Think fast. Extinguisher under the kitchen sink. Nope, get out of this room, NOW. Phone is on my ear. Get extinguisher out of bedroom. Pulled pin but can't get it to work. Yell at ds "Get out of the house, go to neighbor's, NOW!" while he's screaming and panicking.

He goes, I grab purse and earpiece and go.

Try to call 911 like 3x but I didn't realize the ear piece was still hooked up and I was trying to talk in the phone itself, so they kept hanging up on  me.

Finally got them...ds is going "Neighbor isn't home!" I'm like "Who cares, just sit there!"

TWO fire trucks showed up. And a bunch of SUVs.

 

Nothing happened, I kid you not. I have wooden walls, real wooden paneling, and it didn't go up. The pictures on the wall behind the stove, the stuff on the back of the stove, nothing. Toaster oven right beside, nothing. Two of those things you turn the burners on with, those are ugly, and a bit of ick on the side of the stove, and the pan I was cooking in was messed up, and my new Yankee candle (just the label! not the candle!) was a mess, but that's IT. That's it.

 

Talk about relieved...it's so weird. M was crying on his end because I had to hang up on him when the firefighters got there; I didn't know how bad it would be and I'd left the chargers inside. DS and I were looking at the house from sitting in the neighbor's yard, I kept watching to see it come through the roof. Holy shit, what a weird bunch of moments. I'm in sweat pants and a flannel with no bra, and fuzzy footie socks. Ds is in camo footie pajamas. I'm holding a purse and a phone and an extinguisher with the pin pulled, but it's full. He's holding a Bey Blade and a mechanical pencil.


It's so weird now, it's like a non-event, like nothing happened. I feel like I'm in a Twilight Zone episode or a Blue-Velvety kind of weird movie.


Thank the Gods we're ok, though. Whew whew whew. This could have been SO freaking bad.


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Ye Gods, Maia! I'm so glad that you're all okay and the house is okay.Phew!!!!!!!!!!!!


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MAIA!!!!!!!!  jaw2.gif I am so glad that everyone is okay!  What the HECK!?!!  Aside from thanking the Universe that it turned out to be, as you called it, a non-event in the long run all I could think about after I read your story was maybe that scared whatever crazy non-selling vibe from your house.  ??  Is that super wackadoodle of me to say?  How is DS after that?  I'm so so so glad you guys are okay.  GAH!!

 

 

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Morning all:)  A beautiful day even if it is on the chilly side. It is so sunny:)

 

On the agenda today, laundry.  I hope everyone remembered to put their clocks ahead 1 hour:)


This weekend was gorgeous here!  Lots of outside time.  Garden planning.  Day dreaming about the warm days to come.  Laundry Day!!!  I bet that is an epic event with 3 teenagers in the house.  

 



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Ooops...missed the "March" pagan thread boat! LOL time to catch up...

 

Till then... hope everyone is having a good month!

Hi mama!!  Glad to see you!! 
 

 



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Hey everyone!  Just popping in to say I've missed you all dearly and life has been quite crazy with other commitments.  I know some of you have asked about the kefir grains I posted about last month and I swear I will respond. orngbiggrin.gif I'm involved in the PTA at DS' school and woo-boy it's a doozy of a group and I'm also working on helping start a non-profit foundation to assist in providing more funding opportunities and materials for his school.  It's maddening and fun all the way around, but it has eaten up all my weekend downtime recently.

 

 

I'm getting excited for TM time and this time it's right around my birthday so that will be a jam packed weekend!   I'm hoping I might be able to twist a couple of my new friends *squee I made some new girl friends!!!* arms in coming over for a little TM creation time & wine on the 24th (which is just sneaking it in under the wire). 

 

**for whatever reason, this jumped up here and I don't have the patience to try to move it down so...**

Hi to you, too, ktg!  What a fabulous project you're working on at DS' school!  I hope it works out smoothly...  AND new girlfriends?  Aren't you lucky!?? If they are the kind of friends you can TM and drink wine with they sound pretty fun.  I seem to be a magnet for the bizarre around here and not the bizarre that meshes with my own personal freak show.  You keep me inspired!! haha.

 


revolting: good luck to your DH and peaceful home energy for you!!

 

mary3mama: how was the van defunk?  I totally forgot about cleaning the vehicles for TM time.  gah!  I literally have dust bunnies on my dashboard.  I think the last time I cleaned the car was LAST year at TM time!  

 

I'm hoping to finish the bulk of my declutter/cleanse this Friday and then a last blast next Tuesday.  *wish me luck*


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Hi!! Ahh, its nice to be home (I was at my parents' dog sitting all weekend while my parents stayed in the hospital) and getting back into the groove. thumb.gif

 

As for my dad, he seems better. He's in a sh*t ton of pain, but considering everything that went on, its not surprising. This surgery the dr removed the rod down his femur, the lining between the femur and the rod as well as the ball joint and the plastic lining along the part of the implant that is screwed into the pelvic bone-the socket of the ball and socket joint. So essentially, all but one piece of the original implant was incorrectly put in by the original doctor. The rod down his femur should have been filled in and attached to the bone via bone growth. There was *no* bone growth at all, it was full of nothing but scar tissue. So all that was scraped out, correct pieces were put in and he should be far more comfortable. The ball joint was incorrectly positioned, causing my dad's leg to turn inward and pinch when he moved certain directions. That's been fixed. The fracture was fully healed so the dr took out the steel plate and cables as well as a few sutures from the second surgery that did not dissolve as they were supposed to and just caused some scar tissue to form around them and turned into angry little knots within the incision. I'm hopping mad at how poorly everything was done by the first dr and very thankful this new dr actually listened to my dad and got things corrected. Dad is one of those people who just *knows* his body. He just *knows* when something is wrong and how badly wrong it is. He's proven that over and over with both his wrist surgeries and now this hip issue. It was a huge relief to both my mom and I to see him be filled with relief immediately after this surgery. He hurts-he hurts a lot!-but he's no longer questioning if everything is alright, if its normal etc. He's just said that he went through a pretty major surgery and after everything, he's going to hurt. So we are looking towards brighter days, thank the Gods!! joy.gif

 

So, as for my lil family, we are hanging in there. DH and DD have been sick this weekend. DH seems to have gotten a bad case of the flu and DD had a very strange fever. Spiked up to 101.1 with no preamble, lasted less than 12 hours and she never felt bad. I only checked her because she felt warm when I hugged her and DH was sick and had had a fever. I've been struggling to catch up on laundry, dishes and all that normal household stuff. Getting there, slowly but surely....I think...orngtongue.gif

 

Just to give a quick update on the little boy who passed a week ago, he tested positive for RSV. candle.gif

 

Maia-Thank the Gods you and your boy are safe and nothing else happened! Hopefully like vydalea said, it was clearing out some negative energy and things will be better now!!

 

Ok, its pretty late and I should probably sleep. I will catch up with other posts tomorrow!! 

 

Oh, and would someone mind filling me in a little more on the treasure map?? I have read through the thread and done a few rudimentary Googles (lots of pirate stuff!), but I don't quite get it. orngtongue.gif


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Is everyone else bummed about missing out on winter?  



Are you kidding me?  NO!  I am thrilled that we didn't get much snow.  I hate winter so very badly.  

 

 

Maiai- Wow, that's scary.  Thinking that I should get an extra fire extinguisher.


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Are you my conscience? ROTFLMAO.gif Or my doppelganger, one or the other! We so totally think alike.

 

No, ds can not go with me to M's yet. M lives in a one-room (not one bedroom-- one ROOM) apartment which is like 12x10 and there is nowhere for ds to stay. We have to wait for that till we move there. Sigh.


Ahahahaha! I've noticed that a lot, too!! thumb.gif

 

That's stinky about M's teeny apartment. Something will give soon. Nothing ever stays as it is for long. *hug*

 



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Good, quick fixes for bad moods?

 

What has helped me immensely is to remind myself CONSTANTLY that:

 

I. Am. Loved.

 

It has made huge difference for me. I just replace whatever grump or complaint or whine or negative whatever with that refrain. It lifts my spirit because it is true. I am loved. I am loved by a dear, dear man and by wonderful, curious, sparky and enthusiastic children. And that's just within my own family. namaste.gif

Wow, that's so simple and pretty profound, if you think on it. I will have to remember this--though I did read it a few days ago and have not managed to keep it in my head when I get all cranky. Hopefully replying to it will help. Thank you!
 

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Thank you for asking! It's alright. A little frustrating. DS's temperature went down, but he's still coughing like a maniac. I kept him home from school, and now he has a 3-day weekend. No alone time for me greensad.gif Not till next week, anyway. Sigh. I can tell he's feeling better because about 1/2 hour ago he finally wanted food-- and then rejected what it was he asked for.

M is frustrating me, too, though I knew that was going to happen. He bought this $1000k macdaddy computer/all-in-one thingy (with TV and a wireless keyboard and mouse!) with his tax return, and he has just had it for like one day, and already he's losing his mind with it. He has a worse frustration level than my 11yo ds and it's a PITA to listen to him with it...and also, after ds and his stupid food issue 1/2 hour ago, M was on the phone and threw out a burger because it was undercooked and he couldn't find the burger buns eyesroll.gif


GRRRR. It's such a hassle being someone who loves food and loves to cook and my two main loves hate to eat. UGH.

 

I have been researching and researching and researching, for two days now, about metabolism and hormones and leptin and possible reasons why I can't seem to stabilize on this protocol I'm on. I'm VERY frustrated, but at least I have something new to try. Why the eff do I have to be one of the few it doesn't work for? It appears I may have effed-up hormones. Which....not exactly sure what to do about that, yet.

 

Now for the good news: I am getting a whopping amount of $$ back on my tax return! So I can pay off most of my CC debt! joy.gif AND maybe take ds out somewhere. If he stops being an ass.
 


Glad your DS is feeling better! That lingering illness that's just borderline illness is soooo annoying to deal with. It drives my littles bonkers to have to stay relaxed and whatnot when they aren't really feeling bad but are still ill. 

 

There are people who don't like to eat? jaw.gif That does not really work in my head. You can come live with me and my family, Maia. We all LOVE to eat good food!!

 

Yay for nice tax returns! That's always a huuuge plus!

 


 

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I'm going to hang laundry outside. Prob'ly take all day to dry, but I need to orngbiggrin.gif

 

This diet issue is making me nuts. I'm so, so, SO frustrated. WHY could I stay nearly the exact same weight for years when I was 185 but not when I'm in the 140s?? bawling.gif I was 142 a month ago. I'm 150 today. And it keeps creeping up. Frick.

 

I need to get a new laundry line. What kind do you have if you don't mind me asking? I had one and LOVED hanging laundry outside, but the actual clothesline was a piece of crap and broke after about five months of use. irked.gif I've been looking for a new one, but they all seem to be pretty similar to the one I had before and I do not want the darn thing to break right away again.
 

 



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M drank last night greensad.gif I have to say, each time is getting fewer and farther between (the last time was in January, I think) but still. I asked him if it got any better or more fun. I knew the answer, of course. He said no, it was worse. I said guess what-- it's a fatal disease and it progresses whether you drink or not. If you drink it progresses faster. He's at a meeting now...ye Gods, please, let him Get It this time fingersx.gif The stats are pretty grim for permanent sobriety for most people, but one can hope. He does keep trying.

 

Valerie, thanks for insight...one of the things I am thinking is probably the huge amount of heavy cream I consume. I am srsly considering going back to half and half in my coffee. I know half and half has more carbs per serving, but I don't consume it like candy like I do with the cream. I use it for a condiment for my coffee and that's IT. Cream I slurp at every opportunity. I think something is going on with that, but not sure what.


Sorry to hear that M drank. But like you said, its fewer and farther between so from my humble and far away perspective, he's getting there. Its just taking some time. Its very very good that he's honest about it at least. My friend's dad is a major alcoholic. He drinks a 24 pack and a liter of hard liquor a day, minimum. Usually more. He drinks beer with his coffee that's laced with rum in the morning and pounds them back until he passes out around 7pm every night. He won't get medical treatment for his broken arm because then he couldn't afford his beer. But according to him, he has no problems and is not alcoholic. And yes, he drives like that daily. Its an extremely sad situation. M might have drunk, but he was honest to you and himself. That's a major victory. 

 

Cream could definately be the culprit of your weight probalems. The biggest thing that my old ped pushed when DS1 wasn't gaining enough was to add cream to everything he ate. He was putting on pounds very quickly. A couple within a month and he was just a little thing, 20lbs and not quite a year, so 2 lbs in a month was a LOT for him. I still add cream to his milk when he's not eating much to keep his fat and calorie intake up. The half and half may be a little heavier on the carbs, but long run you'd probably be better off. That's where I would start if I were you.



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I'm hoping I might be able to twist a couple of my new friends *squee I made some new girl friends!!!* arms in coming over for a little TM creation time & wine on the 24th (which is just sneaking it in under the wire). 

 

Is everyone else bummed about missing out on winter?  We've had freaky weather this year in WI, so I'm bracing myself for a snowstorm in late April/May to make up for the fact we did not have winter here in this frozen state.

Yay for making some new girlfriends! That's always so much fun!

 

I am bummed. I like snow and cold. I would've gladly had more of both. We don't get April or May snowstorms though, and for that I am grateful. Once a weather pattern is in place, it needs to stay in place (at least moderately) or I climb the walls!! lol.gif Its been in the 70s and I'm hooked. Hoping for some snow next winter.

 

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KTG, a friend of mine just yesterday dumped out all the desk drawers and the top of the desk, all over the floor. Then she was forced to declutter it lol.gif It was her intention to declutter-- it's just that she chose that way to go about it, and I think it's brilliant!

 

I do this all the time. It drives DH to distraction! I will take whatever it is I am wanting to clean and just dump it everywhere and then work through getting it decluttered and put back into place. DH hates it because it causes a HUGE mess and I'm so flighty when it comes to cleaning that I do a little here and there and it never seems like I get through much, though I don't stop until its done.  It works pretty well though in general I earn dirty looks from DH and if I do it with the littles around I regret it pretty quickly. Items walk away and things I just did get undone immediately. But all in all, it works. orngbiggrin.gif

 

Ugh, now DS2 has whatever bug it is that is flying around our house. greensad.gif He's such a pathetic little sicky, he's done nothing but lay on me and/or sleep all morning. Its sweet but goodness he's hot and I'd really like to set him down for ten minutes to shower, brush my teeth and put on real clothes! I think its going to be a long couple of days over here. I think I'm going to open all the windows I can and Lysol the heck outta the place! I'm normally not big on Lysol, but its taken down three of the five members of my family. I'm scheduled to spend next week with my dad and I canNOT be sick around him, so hello, Lysol, old friend, lol!!

 

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I literally have dust bunnies on my dashboard.  I think the last time I cleaned the car was LAST year at TM time!  


Right? Crazy shit-- I have made tinctures I don't know how many hundreds of times. M said just to be on the safe side, I should learn the flash points/boiling points of things (as if), and get a double boiler. I don't make tinctures often enough to warrant owning a double boiler-- I have had them in the past, and decluttered them because they were taking up space. I'll just have to be more careful next time. Hah, got right back up on the horse, though-- went to the herb store and the liquor store and started a new tincture today. So another two months till I can simmer this one down...sigh...and I will have to be extra careful this next time!

 

YES, about the car clutter. You know, mine just will not stay clean. I have wipes (all different kinds, including Armor All, which is meant for cars) and the dang car is just as dirty after wiping, as before. It stays dusty, and I can't figure why. My mom has the same car as me, and hers is never like that. I figure because, a'la FlyLady, my mom is a B.O. and I am a S.H.E. and that's just How It Is. 

 



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He hurts-he hurts a lot!-but he's no longer questioning if everything is alright, if its normal etc. He's just said that he went through a pretty major surgery and after everything, he's going to hurt. So we are looking towards brighter days, thank the Gods!! joy.gif


 

Maia-Thank the Gods you and your boy are safe and nothing else happened! Hopefully like vydalea said, it was clearing out some negative energy and things will be better now!!


Oh, and would someone mind filling me in a little more on the treasure map?? I have read through the thread and done a few rudimentary Googles (lots of pirate stuff!), but I don't quite get it. orngtongue.gif


YAY about your dad. That's some crazy stuff, that...I'd SO be suing. But maybe better psychically to let bygones be bygones and move on. He knows he's better, so yay.

 

YES, on the clearing out negative energy, I hope y'all are right, and it didn't bring bad luck or something! I got some of that awful carpet smelly odor-covering stuff and just did all the carpet. Ye Gods, I don't use chemicals much, and it stinks. But whatever, as long as it doesn't smell like burnt plastic, which it did a half hour ago, and all the windows are open. For a change, I am glad for warm weather.

 

TM-- don't Google, all you get is pirate stuff, like you did lol.gif I'm pretty sure a bunch of the old TM threads are still archived on MDC, and if so, a lot of people post pix of theirs as they get done with them. So you can get an idea of what other people do. They're all the same, but different!

 

In a nutshell: I am not astrologically minded, but it starts on the Aries New Moon, which is the astrological new year. This year it's March 22nd. The new moon lasts about 3-1/2 days and that's the prime time for doing a map.

The energy supposedly really shifts with the new moon, so people are advised NOT to think ahead to what you want to manifest, because things may drastically change with the new moon energy.

It's like a vision board of what you want to bring into your life, or, manifest. It's kind of The Secret on a board. Phrase things in the positive...not "no debt" but "financial security", because the universe might hear just the word "debt" and bring you more. See?

But be careful how you phrase things, too, and what you ask for...the Universe brings things in her own way. I've heard of people putting "abundance" and getting pregnant...and that's not what they had in mind at all!

 Go look up past MDC TM threads. I think you will find all you need on those. They're copious reading, though! And there are always a prep thread AND an actual TM thread for each year.

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There are people who don't like to eat?  That does not really work in my head. You can come live with me and my family, Maia. We all LOVE to eat good food!!

 

I need to get a new laundry line. What kind do you have if you don't mind me asking?


Sorry to hear that M drank. But like you said, its fewer and farther between so from my humble and far away perspective, he's getting there. Its just taking some time. Its very very good that he's honest about it at least. My friend's dad is a major alcoholic. He drinks a 24 pack and a liter of hard liquor a day, minimum. Usually more. He drinks beer with his coffee that's laced with rum in the morning and pounds them back until he passes out around 7pm every night. He won't get medical treatment for his broken arm because then he couldn't afford his beer. But according to him, he has no problems and is not alcoholic. And yes, he drives like that daily. Its an extremely sad situation. M might have drunk, but he was honest to you and himself. That's a major victory. 

 

Cream could definately be the culprit of your weight probalems. The biggest thing that my old ped pushed when DS1 wasn't gaining enough was to add cream to everything he ate. He was putting on pounds very quickly. A couple within a month and he was just a little thing, 20lbs and not quite a year, so 2 lbs in a month was a LOT for him. I still add cream to his milk when he's not eating much to keep his fat and calorie intake up. The half and half may be a little heavier on the carbs, but long run you'd probably be better off. That's where I would start if I were you.

Yay for making some new girlfriends! That's always so much fun!

 

I am bummed. I like snow and cold. I would've gladly had more of both.

 

and Lysol the heck outta the place! I'm normally not big on Lysol

 

See, this is what I mean! We cross posted, you and I, and I just finished posting how I am not big on chemicals, and here you post not being big on Lysol ROTFLMAO.gif

 

I am bummed about the weather, too. Spring has largely sprung around here, and the daffodils are very pretty, as are the budding trees (so colorful!) but we had no winter at all. We don't normally anyway, so having NONE is dismaying. I am lots more comfortable in cooler weather. I'd be perfectly happy with 30*-60* in the day, and 19*-25* at night. And some snow-- not all winter long, but not as sparse as Asheville gets, either.

 

Yes, they both hate food. M has anorexia, a bit, he was dx'd years ago with that, but he's been doing better in general-- and lately kind of relapsing. Love to live with ya-- but what's Indy like? Never been there. Plus dunno if I can live with that many kids-- it's been just ds and me for years. It's VERY quiet, mostly, in my house! And I love it that way. I notice your middle little's birthday is the day after mine orngbiggrin.gif

 

Interesting what your ped said about cream-- and about it working to put pounds on your ds. I wonder why just cream? I eat a TON of fat, and my next macro is protein, and I know a ton of people who lose/stabilize on that very rx. Damn. Figures it's me.

I have been gaining incrementally every single day forever now. I am 9lb up from a month ago. At this rate, I will be back to 185 by July bawling.gif and I am doing NOTHING to deserve this!!! Everybody I've been on this diet with is stabilizing just fine. Except me mecry.gif I wish I could stop this. I go to bed dejected, I wake up resigned. I feel so badly like throwing in the towel, but I don't want to be fat anymore!!! This 9lb...I am already feeling it. I see it and I feel it and it feels horrible. I don't want to be fat anymore.

 

M drinking-- yeah, me too. He totally acted like an ass. He's been (and he is such a guy, he does NOT see this) supporting the tobacco habit of, as well as "being friendly with" the homeless woman that's staying upstairs, and IMO she knows the guy she's been mooching off of is getting kicked out at the end of the month, and she is worming her way into M's. I dunno if she wants more out of him than a place to smoke and cigarettes TO smoke, but he was (and he doesn't see this either) flirting with her on Saturday when he was drunk. He is huge on decorum and is a one-woman man, so I was doubly appalled at his behavior, and very upset, and he didn't know he was acting like that, but it has had a big trust hit for me. I'm tired and reeling and especially with this fire business...I'm very exhausted.

Your friend's dad...yeah, that's not surprising. Sad, but not at all surprising, to me. I'm lucky, as alkies go. M is what's called a periodic alkie-- who knew there was such a thing. Till I got sober, I thought all alkies drank every day!


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Maia, you're NOT alone! Do you eat other dairy? Cheese? Yogurt? You might be sensitive to dairy. Since I've cut nuts, dairy and eggs, I've been able to let go of most of the water retention/gain I had put on since ending the HCG drops. I need to pay close attention to salt too - canned good means over a pound gain the next morning...  In a few days (after I come back to my reference weight, really) I'll try one of the possible trigger food and see how it goes.  I really trust my "guide" in this diet (Panserbjorn... not sure of the spelling).


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IEP meeting in the morning.  Going to try to get some changes made to it.  I think I'm going to tell them that I'm looking to move out of town.  Maybe they'll be more open to giving what my son needs if they're not the ones that have to pay for it.
 

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Cream could definately be the culprit of your weight probalems.

 

My doctor told me on Friday that me having Light Cream in my tea twice a day would not make me gain all this weight.  She said if I was putting a lot of cream in my tea/coffee 5 or 6 times a day, then it would be a problem.  Not sure how much fat is in heavy cream, though.

 

I've been gaining weight even though I'm now exercising every single day and am more careful about what I eat.  It's not fair!

 

 

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And 2) in this particular fire, as it turns out, an extinguisher would have FUELED the flames, so I'm glad it didn't work! You have to know about fires. Different kinds. Which I do not.

 



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Right? Crazy shit-- I have made tinctures I don't know how many hundreds of times. M said just to be on the safe side, I should learn the flash points/boiling points of things (as if), and get a double boiler. I don't make tinctures often enough to warrant owning a double boiler-- I have had them in the past, and decluttered them because they were taking up space. I'll just have to be more careful next time. Hah, got right back up on the horse, though-- went to the herb store and the liquor store and started a new tincture today. So another two months till I can simmer this one down...sigh...and I will have to be extra careful this next time!

 

YES, about the car clutter. You know, mine just will not stay clean. I have wipes (all different kinds, including Armor All, which is meant for cars) and the dang car is just as dirty after wiping, as before. It stays dusty, and I can't figure why. My mom has the same car as me, and hers is never like that. I figure because, a'la FlyLady, my mom is a B.O. and I am a S.H.E. and that's just How It Is. 

 


YAY about your dad. That's some crazy stuff, that...I'd SO be suing. But maybe better psychically to let bygones be bygones and move on. He knows he's better, so yay.

TM-- don't Google, all you get is pirate stuff, like you did lol.gif I'm pretty sure a bunch of the old TM threads are still archived on MDC, and if so, a lot of people post pix of theirs as they get done with them. So you can get an idea of what other people do. They're all the same, but different!

 

In a nutshell: I am not astrologically minded, but it starts on the Aries New Moon, which is the astrological new year. This year it's March 22nd. The new moon lasts about 3-1/2 days and that's the prime time for doing a map.

The energy supposedly really shifts with the new moon, so people are advised NOT to think ahead to what you want to manifest, because things may drastically change with the new moon energy.

It's like a vision board of what you want to bring into your life, or, manifest. It's kind of The Secret on a board. Phrase things in the positive...not "no debt" but "financial security", because the universe might hear just the word "debt" and bring you more. See?

But be careful how you phrase things, too, and what you ask for...the Universe brings things in her own way. I've heard of people putting "abundance" and getting pregnant...and that's not what they had in mind at all!

 Go look up past MDC TM threads. I think you will find all you need on those. They're copious reading, though! And there are always a prep thread AND an actual TM thread for each year.

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My dad is suing once he's all healed up and healthy. There's just been way too much that's gone wrong with the implant and the first dr literally flat out refused to send home pain meds after his second surgery. As in, he left the hospital after being on enough pain meds via morphine drip to bring down a man 3 times his size because he was in so much agony and the dr would not give him a script for anything stronger than RX strength ibuprofen. He got a script a day or two later from his PCP. Dr has since insinuated to my dad, my mom and in the file that dad is a drug addict and faking pain to get drugs. At this point, my dad most certainly *is* addicted, but that's not why he's after them. The level of addiction is probably going to be pretty bad and he's now concerned he'll have to go through a rehab program to get off of them. irked.gif The amount of emotional pain and suffering he's been through is tremendous. The amount of physical pain and suffering he's been through has been tremendous. Dad has said that he's going to sue even if he doesn't win just to get it onto the dr's record and hopefully other ppl will shy away from him because of that.

 

Thanks for the TM info! So basically, I just want to draw out a "map" of what I want/need in the coming year, keeping it positive, and send that energy out into the Universe. Ok, I can do that! 

 



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See, this is what I mean! We cross posted, you and I, and I just finished posting how I am not big on chemicals, and here you post not being big on Lysol ROTFLMAO.gif

 

Yes, they both hate food. M has anorexia, a bit, he was dx'd years ago with that, but he's been doing better in general-- and lately kind of relapsing. Love to live with ya-- but what's Indy like? Never been there. Plus dunno if I can live with that many kids-- it's been just ds and me for years. It's VERY quiet, mostly, in my house! And I love it that way. I notice your middle little's birthday is the day after mine orngbiggrin.gif

 

Interesting what your ped said about cream-- and about it working to put pounds on your ds. I wonder why just cream? I eat a TON of fat, and my next macro is protein, and I know a ton of people who lose/stabilize on that very rx. Damn. Figures it's me.

I have been gaining incrementally every single day forever now. I am 9lb up from a month ago. At this rate, I will be back to 185 by July bawling.gif and I am doing NOTHING to deserve this!!! Everybody I've been on this diet with is stabilizing just fine. Except me mecry.gif I wish I could stop this. I go to bed dejected, I wake up resigned. I feel so badly like throwing in the towel, but I don't want to be fat anymore!!! This 9lb...I am already feeling it. I see it and I feel it and it feels horrible. I don't want to be fat anymore.

 

M drinking-- yeah, me too. He totally acted like an ass. He's been (and he is such a guy, he does NOT see this) supporting the tobacco habit of, as well as "being friendly with" the homeless woman that's staying upstairs, and IMO she knows the guy she's been mooching off of is getting kicked out at the end of the month, and she is worming her way into M's. I dunno if she wants more out of him than a place to smoke and cigarettes TO smoke, but he was (and he doesn't see this either) flirting with her on Saturday when he was drunk. He is huge on decorum and is a one-woman man, so I was doubly appalled at his behavior, and very upset, and he didn't know he was acting like that, but it has had a big trust hit for me. I'm tired and reeling and especially with this fire business...I'm very exhausted.

Your friend's dad...yeah, that's not surprising. Sad, but not at all surprising, to me. I'm lucky, as alkies go. M is what's called a periodic alkie-- who knew there was such a thing. Till I got sober, I thought all alkies drank every day!


Hah! I make most of my own cleaning products, but I do keep some Lysol about, just for situations like this. Its more frugal and greener, who can argue with that?! But every once in awhile, sickness needs to just be kicked to the darn curb and fast!

 

Sorry about the weight gain. Its soo hard to deal with. Maybe what Valerie said is the case, you are more sensitive to dairy in general so its bothering you. But I do feel you. This is exactly why I'm so darn scared to try anything. Esp with the medication I've been on for the past year and a half, its been extremely hard to make it go away. I think if I could just freaking cut fast food, soda and sweets out and add a little exercise I'd be sooo much better off, even if I don't really *lose* anything. I've been looking forward to when DS2 weans just so that I can do SlimFast. bigeyes.gif Talk about crash diet....but I did lose a sizable amount on it years ago and it stayed off even after I stopped it. Maybe I just need to reset my body, so to speak. Like DoK, though, the last time I ate well and exercised, I gained weight. I cried and swore to get fat, like it and never try to lose weight again! Amazing what those fancy postpartum hormones do to ya! lol.gif Does make it hard to want to go back and try again, though... 

 

Ugh, men can be so frustratingly blind sometimes!! Hopefully he gets what you are saying and stops that behavior! hug2.gif You've had a stressful week!! 

 

 

 


 

 

 


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I know I'm not alone...I googled "not stabilizing on P3" and got a bunch of hits, mostly on low-carb and hcg forums. I am readingreadingreading and may start posting soon, and finding out things, and maybe I'll even go get labs drawn...my instinct is to go back to P2 and lose more before I gain too much and have to do TWO (or more) P2 rounds...and then go right into Leptin Reset at the same time as P3, just combine them. The "no snacking" things is damn near impossible, though-- like today, I was trying to eat Leptin Resettish, but I just slurped some cream and ate some fresh coconut, and totally forgot I'm not supposed to eat 3hrs before bed. Gah.

 

I don't eat other dairy, much. I do eat the occasional cheddar and cream cheese and sour cream and feta, but it's not every day-- probably 4x a week combined. No yogurt except very rarely. I haven't been eating nuts, but I do eat copious eggs. I am working on cutting those down, too, to get used to it, and see what happens. I don't think I can ever do coffee without cream or half and half, though. I like a very rich coffee-- I mean, when I was veg, I actually considered veganism but cream is what I refuse to give up under just about any circumstance. I need my coffee. I dunno. It's my only vice left, I think. I have given it up *mostly* during P2, but I am miserable without it. Not physically, just psychically. It's my treat, coffee is.

 

I don't eat canned stuff, except like coconut milk or sometimes olives.
 

The problem is, I NEVER get back to a weight I had before a gain. I might lose a pound or so, but it's right back on at some point, and my high weight is my new weight. I've never lost back to a certain point. Like....my LDW was 142.2. I gained and lost and gained and lost (which I take for mostly-stabilizing) for a week, then my "new" weight was 143-ish. Then again, until 144-1/2 was my "new" weight. Now I've been gaining steadily for over a week and I'm 3lb up just in the last week and a half, or so. It's horrid greensad.gif

 

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Dad has said that he's going to sue even if he doesn't win just to get it onto the dr's record and hopefully other ppl will shy away from him because of that.

 

Thanks for the TM info! So basically, I just want to draw out a "map" of what I want/need in the coming year, keeping it positive, and send that energy out into the Universe. Ok, I can do that!


Hah! I make most of my own cleaning products, but I do keep some Lysol about, just for situations like this. Its more frugal and greener, who can argue with that?! But every once in awhile, sickness needs to just be kicked to the darn curb and fast!

 

Sorry about the weight gain. Its soo hard to deal with. Maybe what Valerie said is the case, you are more sensitive to dairy in general so its bothering you. But I do feel you. This is exactly why I'm so darn scared to try anything. Esp with the medication I've been on for the past year and a half, its been extremely hard to make it go away. I think if I could just freaking cut fast food, soda and sweets out and add a little exercise I'd be sooo much better off, even if I don't really *lose* anything. I've been looking forward to when DS2 weans just so that I can do SlimFast. bigeyes.gif Talk about crash diet....but I did lose a sizable amount on it years ago and it stayed off even after I stopped it. Maybe I just need to reset my body, so to speak. Like DoK, though, the last time I ate well and exercised, I gained weight. I cried and swore to get fat, like it and never try to lose weight again! Amazing what those fancy postpartum hormones do to ya! lol.gif Does make it hard to want to go back and try again, though... 

 

Ugh, men can be so frustratingly blind sometimes!! Hopefully he gets what you are saying and stops that behavior! hug2.gif You've had a stressful week!! 

 

I have indeed had a really bad week. I hear Mercury is in retro. I've never had issues with that, but apparently He has decided it's my turn.

 

I am more sensitive in general to EVERYthing since hcg. Grrrr. If the dang weight would stay off, I'd be happy, really, to be limited to meat, eggs, greens occasionally, and cream, but I am just fed the eff up. I'm not giving up, though.

And YES, you'd be lots better off! Give those things up, mama! Just one, one at a time, one per week or something. I keep meaning to exercise, too, not for loss (because I no longer believe that exercise has anything to do with loss, just fitness) but because it always makes me feel better. But I hate starting lol.gif I am a really bad procrastinator when it comes to exercise. I have myself convinced that I hate it.

 

I make a lot of cleaning stuff, too...well, not lots. Laundry soap, mostly. I make tinctures. As y'all found out, yesterday redface.gif

 

Make a double boiler...I knew that; I know how. You can't imagine how fast I'd eff that one up.


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My dad is suing once he's all healed up and healthy. There's just been way too much that's gone wrong with the implant and the first dr literally flat out refused to send home pain meds after his second surgery. As in, he left the hospital after being on enough pain meds via morphine drip to bring down a man 3 times his size because he was in so much agony and the dr would not give him a script for anything stronger than RX strength ibuprofen. He got a script a day or two later from his PCP. Dr has since insinuated to my dad, my mom and in the file that dad is a drug addict and faking pain to get drugs. At this point, my dad most certainly *is* addicted, but that's not why he's after them. The level of addiction is probably going to be pretty bad and he's now concerned he'll have to go through a rehab program to get off of them. irked.gif The amount of emotional pain and suffering he's been through is tremendous. The amount of physical pain and suffering he's been through has been tremendous. Dad has said that he's going to sue even if he doesn't win just to get it onto the dr's record and hopefully other ppl will shy away from him because of that.

 

Thanks for the TM info! So basically, I just want to draw out a "map" of what I want/need in the coming year, keeping it positive, and send that energy out into the Universe. Ok, I can do that! 

 


Hah! I make most of my own cleaning products, but I do keep some Lysol about, just for situations like this. Its more frugal and greener, who can argue with that?! But every once in awhile, sickness needs to just be kicked to the darn curb and fast!

 

Sorry about the weight gain. Its soo hard to deal with. Maybe what Valerie said is the case, you are more sensitive to dairy in general so its bothering you. But I do feel you. This is exactly why I'm so darn scared to try anything. Esp with the medication I've been on for the past year and a half, its been extremely hard to make it go away. I think if I could just freaking cut fast food, soda and sweets out and add a little exercise I'd be sooo much better off, even if I don't really *lose* anything. I've been looking forward to when DS2 weans just so that I can do SlimFast. bigeyes.gif Talk about crash diet....but I did lose a sizable amount on it years ago and it stayed off even after I stopped it. Maybe I just need to reset my body, so to speak. Like DoK, though, the last time I ate well and exercised, I gained weight. I cried and swore to get fat, like it and never try to lose weight again! Amazing what those fancy postpartum hormones do to ya! lol.gif Does make it hard to want to go back and try again, though... 

 

Ugh, men can be so frustratingly blind sometimes!! Hopefully he gets what you are saying and stops that behavior! hug2.gif You've had a stressful week!! 


i would so totally sue too. that is awful. i need more pain meds than the average person in order to get relief. it is awful. i am so lucky that i have docs who believe me. but when i am in pain they see how long i will put up with it before giving in. getting addicted is a huge fear for me. i will be rolling on the ground crying for hours before calling the doc to ask. it is just not human to make someone suffer like that. 

 



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I know I'm not alone...I googled "not stabilizing on P3" and got a bunch of hits, mostly on low-carb and hcg forums. I am readingreadingreading and may start posting soon, and finding out things, and maybe I'll even go get labs drawn...my instinct is to go back to P2 and lose more before I gain too much and have to do TWO (or more) P2 rounds...and then go right into Leptin Reset at the same time as P3, just combine them. The "no snacking" things is damn near impossible, though-- like today, I was trying to eat Leptin Resettish, but I just slurped some cream and ate some fresh coconut, and totally forgot I'm not supposed to eat 3hrs before bed. Gah.

 

I don't eat other dairy, much. I do eat the occasional cheddar and cream cheese and sour cream and feta, but it's not every day-- probably 4x a week combined. No yogurt except very rarely. I haven't been eating nuts, but I do eat copious eggs. I am working on cutting those down, too, to get used to it, and see what happens. I don't think I can ever do coffee without cream or half and half, though. I like a very rich coffee-- I mean, when I was veg, I actually considered veganism but cream is what I refuse to give up under just about any circumstance. I need my coffee. I dunno. It's my only vice left, I think. I have given it up *mostly* during P2, but I am miserable without it. Not physically, just psychically. It's my treat, coffee is.

 

I don't eat canned stuff, except like coconut milk or sometimes olives.
 

The problem is, I NEVER get back to a weight I had before a gain. I might lose a pound or so, but it's right back on at some point, and my high weight is my new weight. I've never lost back to a certain point. Like....my LDW was 142.2. I gained and lost and gained and lost (which I take for mostly-stabilizing) for a week, then my "new" weight was 143-ish. Then again, until 144-1/2 was my "new" weight. Now I've been gaining steadily for over a week and I'm 3lb up just in the last week and a half, or so. It's horrid greensad.gif

 

 

I have indeed had a really bad week. I hear Mercury is in retro. I've never had issues with that, but apparently He has decided it's my turn.

 

I am more sensitive in general to EVERYthing since hcg. Grrrr. If the dang weight would stay off, I'd be happy, really, to be limited to meat, eggs, greens occasionally, and cream, but I am just fed the eff up. I'm not giving up, though.

And YES, you'd be lots better off! Give those things up, mama! Just one, one at a time, one per week or something. I keep meaning to exercise, too, not for loss (because I no longer believe that exercise has anything to do with loss, just fitness) but because it always makes me feel better. But I hate starting lol.gif I am a really bad procrastinator when it comes to exercise. I have myself convinced that I hate it.

 

 

mercury in retro? again?!? ugh. dh and i always have such a hard time communicating during that time. totally explains it. although he and i are doing better. he has cut back on his drinking alot and seems to have grown up some. he used to drink to get drunk every night. but over the years he has slowed down. now he spends most evenings sober, and paying attention to us! emotional connection! woot! he will be going out for st pats day. but instead of just  not coming home from work and then calling after he was drunk, he asked in advance and made plans for me to go pick him up when he was done. and it was a great convo! i never thought it would be possible to get along like this about the subject. i told him it made all the difference in the world that he chooses us first, makes an effort to love us and take care of us, and then plans his free time around us. bc life isnt about getting drunk, it is about loving your family. i so hope it keeps getting better like this. it has been wonderful. i had a pic on my map of a married couple and the wife had stars in her eyes looking at the husband. i will be putting that back on the next map. 

 

some things will not go back on. like anything that says anything about expanding our family. i think we should stop having kids. i need to put something on there about becoming ok with being done. there are lots of things i will be reusing. and i will be doing it on the back of the old map. 

 

when i lost all the weight i was eating things like apples, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, water, and doing yoga classes. come to find out i was starving myself bc i cant digest apples or jelly or peanut butter. a big thing i did was cut out all liquid dairy and limited other forms of dairy severely. i used to drink a ginat cup of coffee every morning with sugar and milk. or i would buy instant cappuccino. it was hard but i switched to green tea. it has less caffeine so i would drink a hot cup or two in the morning and then iced green tea all day. eventually i reduced the all day tea. i still like it iced though. i tried other creamers, like coconut and rice etc. but it tasted funny. green tea is supposed to help reset your metabolism. it is great for weight loss. also, i constantly wore a large sodalite stone. it is supposed to be good for weight loss too. i went from 173 to 135 at my lowest. i did go back up to 148 right before getting pregnant. but i had went from a size 16 to a 6. an xl shirt to just a large (i didnt lose much boob cuz i was nursing. lol.) here i am up 20 lbs bc of the pregnancy and all my maternity clothes i had saved are useless. they are all too big. all the pants are xl and i need a med. i had to go out and buy stuff. crazy. baby is getting huge, but my hips are staying the same size. i do have 3 months left though so we will see if they get bigger. 

 

the reason i gained back those lbs before conceiving was bc i was giving in to pms cravings. i was having milkshakes, chocolate candy bars, and donuts again. all dairy and grains. it was crazy how fast it went back on. and i wasnt even doing it all that often. it was 2 milkshakes, 2 or 3 donuts and 3 candy bars during every 2 week period between o and af. and only for 2 or 3 months. you gotta rememeber that cows make that milk to make those calves grow enormous fast. 

 

i only have 3 months left to get ready for baby! i have to make diapers and buy birth supplies. i cant seem to get on that though bc i am too busy decluttering. i am sure after tm time it will seem like the right time to do it. i have gotten rid of so much stuff. i didnt realize i had saved so many hand me downs that the younger girls literally had 2 full wardrobes each. so i got rid of all the stuff i never liked or didnt fit right for their build. and of course got rid of all baby girl clothes. which were replaced by baby boy stuff lol. but my closet looks emptier. the tubs seem lighter. i am going to keep decluttering until tm time. i like getting rid of what isnt working and keeping what is working and needed. it really helps me clean my head and my space. i am trying to make room for a new family. a functional family with a happy mom, a happy dad, and happy kids. 


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3x: SO SO SO happy to hear that your dad is feeling like this time everything is right.  It's amazing how intune to our bodies we can be and when doctors don't listen to us it is SO FRUSTRATING!!  

 

I also make all of our cleaning products EXCEPT laundry detergent.  Is it easy, Maia?  I also keep bleach around for the gross times.  

 

DoK: How did the IEP meeting go?

 

Okay, Maia: What does B.O/ S.H.E. stand for?  I just looked up FlyLady on Google and her website is, at least initially, overwhelming.  I like her decluttering list, though. Too bad we're a week away from TM.  I need like a baby-less WEEK to get through her list.  or more.  I have designated Friday for the laundry room and entrance way and *possibly* the car.  A little last minute declutter next Tuesday along with a cleansing ritual for Ostara and then next Friday is my designated TM day.  not that anyone asked.  

 

Lioness: It's nice that you and DH are making progress communicating and with his priorities.  That's got to be really difficult.  

 

 


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Lioness-Glad things are getting better with your DH! Its always so nice to have things going well in your marriage. And only 3 months left?! Holy wow, I was thinking you were still in your first trimester. bigeyes.gif Right now I'd say you're in the best part of pregnancy, at least IME. No longer sick and feeling pretty good but not so huge that life in general is uncomfortable. Enjoy it! I'm a little jealous, I'm done with babies and kinda missing the pregnancy part right now. Not enough to have another baby, but enough to be a lil jealous. smile.gif

 

Vydalea-Homemade laundry detergent is so simple and SO cheap. 1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda, 1 bar Fels Naptha or Ivory soap finely grated. Mix. Use a tablespoon per load, two if its really soiled. Tablespoon of white vinegar for fabric softener (do NOT mix with bleach!!) and you are good to go! There are other recipes to make a liquid/gel detergent that out there, too. Those are a little more time intensive-tho just as cheap and ends up in just a bucket, which I'm not comfortable just leaving an open bucket of liquid laying around with the boys around. 

 

And yes, it is extremely frustrating!! I personally think its pretty amazing that he's that in tune with his body anyway. I don't think I am and I don't know of anyone else who is, either. Not to that extent at least. 

 

Thinking about the TM, not sure I'm going to really be able to do it. Until garage sale time, its going to be cluttered here because I've got SO much kid stuff to sell that's just sitting around (and driving me batcrap crazy...). I'm thinking  I may get my place cleaned up and put together a small map. There are some areas of my life that I'd love some extra umph from the Universe. So...shrug.gif Don't really know what I'm gonna do. 

 

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How's she doing? Hope all is going well!!


 


 

I am bummed. I like snow and cold. I would've gladly had more of both. We don't get April or May snowstorms though, and for that I am grateful. Once a weather pattern is in place, it needs to stay in place (at least moderately) or I climb the walls!! lol.gif Its been in the 70s and I'm hooked. Hoping for some snow next winter.


After a blood transfusion and stabilizing her on her meds (she was hemorrhaging from her intestinal track as a side effect of one of the many meds she takes), she's at home again, though a nurse will have to visit her a couple of weeks for a while. Thanks for asking.

 



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Talk about That Moment, y'know, the one where you'd been rehearsing all these years? Not a lot of it comes to shit. Some does. You can't believe how fast you think in a fire. And it seems like molasses. It's all so surreal.

 

I couldn't reach my hand over it to turn the stove off. It was high at first-- an alcohol/electric fire! Then it calmed down but was still burning its ass off. Really pretty, if it wasn't destroying my house! Purple, pink, yellow, orange. All kinds of colors.

 

Think fast. Extinguisher under the kitchen sink. Nope, get out of this room, NOW. Phone is on my ear. Get extinguisher out of bedroom. Pulled pin but can't get it to work. Yell at ds "Get out of the house, go to neighbor's, NOW!" while he's screaming and panicking.

He goes, I grab purse and earpiece and go.

Try to call 911 like 3x but I didn't realize the ear piece was still hooked up and I was trying to talk in the phone itself, so they kept hanging up on  me.

Finally got them...ds is going "Neighbor isn't home!" I'm like "Who cares, just sit there!"

TWO fire trucks showed up. And a bunch of SUVs.

 

Nothing happened, I kid you not. I have wooden walls, real wooden paneling, and it didn't go up. The pictures on the wall behind the stove, the stuff on the back of the stove, nothing. Toaster oven right beside, nothing. Two of those things you turn the burners on with, those are ugly, and a bit of ick on the side of the stove, and the pan I was cooking in was messed up, and my new Yankee candle (just the label! not the candle!) was a mess, but that's IT. That's it.

 

Talk about relieved...it's so weird. M was crying on his end because I had to hang up on him when the firefighters got there; I didn't know how bad it would be and I'd left the chargers inside. DS and I were looking at the house from sitting in the neighbor's yard, I kept watching to see it come through the roof. Holy shit, what a weird bunch of moments. I'm in sweat pants and a flannel with no bra, and fuzzy footie socks. Ds is in camo footie pajamas. I'm holding a purse and a phone and an extinguisher with the pin pulled, but it's full. He's holding a Bey Blade and a mechanical pencil.


It's so weird now, it's like a non-event, like nothing happened. I feel like I'm in a Twilight Zone episode or a Blue-Velvety kind of weird movie.


Thank the Gods we're ok, though. Whew whew whew. This could have been SO freaking bad.

I'm so glad you're okay. Super scary!

 

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Are you kidding me?  NO!  I am thrilled that we didn't get much snow.  I hate winter so very badly.  

 


I'm thrilled, but my five year old isn't. It's absolutley beautiful outside, but I think my five year old is running a fever today, so we're trapped inside. greensad.gif  We don't have a backyard, and I'm not going to leave a sick five year old at home alone. We think it might be chicken pox; it's been going around. I can't wait for my husband to come home, since he took the car and it would be an epic trip to the doctor if we took public transit if we had to do that. (It's like a twenty minute drive: it would take about two hours via public transit.) Since she's possibly sick with a vaccine-preventable disease, if we wanted to see a doctor, I'd really want to go see our doctor since many doctors here would not be supportive of a non-vaxing family. My husband's supposed to be home tomorrow, but since our eldest is sick, he might try to come home really late tonight.


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TM-- don't Google, all you get is pirate stuff, like you did lol.gif I'm pretty sure a bunch of the old TM threads are still archived on MDC, and if so, a lot of people post pix of theirs as they get done with them. So you can get an idea of what other people do. They're all the same, but different!

 


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Thanks for asking.  Sadly, it went how I thought it would go.  At one point, I showed how I 'really' felt about the district (with a heavy sigh/groan of aggravation and a rolling of my eyes) in response to something the Sped Director said.  That woman is evil, I tell ya.

 

Although I'm hoping I will find a suitable place to move to before Fall, it's proving to be difficult.  So, I need to start preparing for next school year.  I simply do NOT want to home school again.

 


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BO = born organized

SHE = Flylady's cute name for us disorganized folk: Sidetracked Home Executive.

 

I don't really do Flylady at all, though I get her emails.I used to but I am even a Flylady flunkout! She comes from about 40m away from me, actually. And I'm glad she is so successful and helping so many people. The inbox is WAY flooded if you sign up, but that's what the delete button is for. I do skim the emails (lots are testimonials for her products eyesroll.gif) and she even has little, easy kid projects for a day ("pick up all the paper on the floor that doesn't belong there, and throw it away. That's all! Set the timer and go!") that are really cute. I basically have it to remind myself to do *something* every day, and stick to my list.

 



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Homemade laundry detergent is so simple and SO cheap. 1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda, 1 bar Fels Naptha or Ivory soap finely grated. Mix. Use a tablespoon per load, two if its really soiled. Tablespoon of white vinegar for fabric softener (do NOT mix with bleach!!) and you are good to go! There are other recipes to make a liquid/gel detergent that out there, too. Those are a little more time intensive-tho just as cheap and ends up in just a bucket, which I'm not comfortable just leaving an open bucket of liquid laying around with the boys around. 

 

I love quiet-- I'm glad, most of the time, that it's just ds and me, and he's an antisocial loner, too lol.gif though honestly, I am trying to get him out and about more, involved in more things, because I think it's fine to be an antisocial loner at 52, but not at 11.

Laundry soap-- I tried to grate Ivory but the little bits didn't melt, even in the dryer, and I had this giant bucket of soap that then had to be used up anyway.

So now I get a big old box of borax, one of baking soda-- I think those are 4lbs each-- and then a smaller box of the cheapest regular laundry powder soap I can find. If I find Ecover for not much money at the poor store, I will use that, but usually it's some cheap brand from Walmart. Then I just mix all of that into a big 17qt (I think-- next biggest size from shoe box) tub, and it usually lasts a year or two. One TB per load. Mine is just starting to run out, and last time I made it, I dated it just for fun. I made it January 7th, 2011.
I agree, the liquid/gel soap is a huge PITA. This is uber easy and really cheap! Like $12 for a year of detergent.


 

 


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Today is so beautiful here!  75* - perfect temp.  We took Z on a tour of a preschool today.  She'll be 2 in May and I want her to get a little bit of social interaction and I just.can.not. do mommy & me groups.  I've tried in the past and it's not gone well.  We really liked the center - nearly all the classrooms were empty at the time of our tour because everyone was outside playing.  The best part, mamas, they had a Lammas/Lughnasadh handmade poster up.  Although I did wonder why it was *still* up it was nice to see!  (actually, now that I think of it, they aren't in session in August...but whatever, it was there).  So, we'll see...

 

 

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After a blood transfusion and stabilizing her on her meds (she was hemorrhaging from her intestinal track as a side effect of one of the many meds she takes), she's at home again, though a nurse will have to visit her a couple of weeks for a while. Thanks for asking.

 

I'm thrilled, but my five year old isn't. It's absolutley beautiful outside, but I think my five year old is running a fever today, so we're trapped inside. greensad.gif  We don't have a backyard, and I'm not going to leave a sick five year old at home alone. We think it might be chicken pox; it's been going around. I can't wait for my husband to come home, since he took the car and it would be an epic trip to the doctor if we took public transit if we had to do that. (It's like a twenty minute drive: it would take about two hours via public transit.) Since she's possibly sick with a vaccine-preventable disease, if we wanted to see a doctor, I'd really want to go see our doctor since many doctors here would not be supportive of a non-vaxing family. My husband's supposed to be home tomorrow, but since our eldest is sick, he might try to come home really late tonight.

 

Will send lots of healing energy in your grandma's direction.  Glad she's home.  I sometimes feel like being in the hospital just makes you feel yuckier.  

 

Ooohhh, the thought of chicken pox makes me want to get in the bathtub!  That's all I can remember from when I had them.  I took a zillion baths and it felt SO GOOD.  Good luck getting to your doc!!



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Thanks for asking.  Sadly, it went how I thought it would go.  At one point, I showed how I 'really' felt about the district (with a heavy sigh/groan of aggravation and a rolling of my eyes) in response to something the Sped Director said.  That woman is evil, I tell ya.

 

Although I'm hoping I will find a suitable place to move to before Fall, it's proving to be difficult.  So, I need to start preparing for next school year.  I simply do NOT want to home school again.

 

*grumble*  Is there anything you can do to be heard?   Are there other parents that are having the same issues with the SpEd Director?  
 

 



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SHE = Flylady's cute name for us disorganized folk: Sidetracked Home Executive.

 

I don't really do Flylady at all, though I get her emails.I used to but I am even a Flylady flunkout! She comes from about 40m away from me, actually. And I'm glad she is so successful and helping so many people. The inbox is WAY flooded if you sign up, but that's what the delete button is for. I do skim the emails (lots are testimonials for her products eyesroll.gif) and she even has little, easy kid projects for a day ("pick up all the paper on the floor that doesn't belong there, and throw it away. That's all! Set the timer and go!") that are really cute. I basically have it to remind myself to do *something* every day, and stick to my list.

 

 

I love quiet-- I'm glad, most of the time, that it's just ds and me, and he's an antisocial loner, too lol.gif though honestly, I am trying to get him out and about more, involved in more things, because I think it's fine to be an antisocial loner at 52, but not at 11.

Laundry soap-- I tried to grate Ivory but the little bits didn't melt, even in the dryer, and I had this giant bucket of soap that then had to be used up anyway.

So now I get a big old box of borax, one of baking soda-- I think those are 4lbs each-- and then a smaller box of the cheapest regular laundry powder soap I can find. If I find Ecover for not much money at the poor store, I will use that, but usually it's some cheap brand from Walmart. Then I just mix all of that into a big 17qt (I think-- next biggest size from shoe box) tub, and it usually lasts a year or two. One TB per load. Mine is just starting to run out, and last time I made it, I dated it just for fun. I made it January 7th, 2011.
I agree, the liquid/gel soap is a huge PITA. This is uber easy and really cheap! Like $12 for a year of detergent.


 

 


Thanks for letting me know that FlyLady sends lots of emails.  I have enough crap I delete from my inbox or "save for later" I don't need one more thing!! ha!  

 

I'm definitely going to have to try the homemade laundry soap!!  Thanks for the guidance, ladies!  It really does sound easy!!

 


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Today is looking like it's going to be a beautiful day:)  Going to run some errands with the Hubby today.  I need chicken, pig and dog food.  Plus I would love to pop in the book store:)  I need to get myself organized!  I have been so scattered since the middle of last month and can't seem to get a hold on anything.  I have such good intentions but really all my good plans fizzle:(  I guess it's a sign I just need to let it go, making plans that is. 

 

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I am having an issue where...well, ds has his 5th grade camping trip coming up, and he has behavior issues, and they're sending a one-on-one support for him, but it's in the woods and they're freaking out ahead of time that he might...who knows what they think he might. Mess with the fire, drown in the river, I dunno. My ds is uber safety conscious, even though he's impulsive, and would never. Last year he went on a wilderness camp where he was sent into the woods with nothing but a knife and a bow and arrows, in the dark, with no flashlight, and had to find his way back to the main camp. Alone. This was on a remote mountaintop. He was allowed to play in rivers and streams. He did fine.

 

The attitude of the teachers...they are such worry warts! I think they send ds the message that he is incapable. And he responds by acting accordingly. He acts out.

His martial arts teacher, who was the leader/originator of the wilderness camp, acts like ds is totally capable, and a more mature young man than maybe he is. And ds responds by bucking up, manning up to the expectation.

 

My problem with this lies in that I want to go to MA while ds is on his school camping trip. It's the first week in May. Caregiver will be out of town, so she can't offer support as "emergency contact". The school is in a panic because they say they need me to be in town in case of a medical or behavioral emergency, if something happens and I need to go get him. I'm honestly thinking that there will be NOTHING, but they are so worried about having to send ds home because of behavior and nobody being available to get him.

Srsly??? You have that much confidence in him? And besides, you think I am such a negligent parent that I would leave town on a plane and not leave an emergency contact? 

 

So next: I don't have any g-d friends. None. When we homeschooled, we had a TON of resources. DS and I both had any number of people we could call in a pinch. Since he's in school, we really have nobody. My best bud is across town now, plus she works in the daytime. The mom of ds's best school friend is understandably reluctant to commit because she's afraid they WILL call about behavior, and she'd have to go get my ds and keep him for days, while her own kid is on the camping trip.

I don't know what to do, mamas. I just realized I can put this whole issue on my TM, because that's next week and the trip is in May. But it's a plane trip, and I have to make reservations really soon, or I either pay out the nose, or chance not getting seats, the longer I wait.

 

WTF do I do? Ugh.


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I don't really do Flylady at all, though I get her emails.I used to but I am even a Flylady flunkout! 

Have you ever heard of Motivated Moms?

 

They have a calendar-style organization system -- so no emails. You can see the prepared task list on your computer and/or make print-outs

 

It's like $8 for a year's system.

 

I've used that before and think I will again. It's easy because you just stick the sheet like on your fridge and see what's on your list for that day. Plus you can go ahead and check off the things that don't apply to you (don't have a 2nd/3rd bathroom -- woohoo! already check something off your to-do list winky.gif )

 

I did WAY better on this than flylady simply because I was overwhelmed by all the emails.

 

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Loving the new house. The space and neighborhood are lovely. The neighbors are friendly and welcoming. The pets and kids are all acclimating well and seem very at peace with the change. treehugger.gif


I have heard of it. I am a lot more organized in my home than ever I was, though, so I'm doing alright. Yay on your new neighborhood!

I can't wait to get the heck out of dodge. While ds's school has a LOT going for it, and he does have major support, I'm so sick of the let's-freak-out attitude. They assume the worst, a lot of the time. How can a child expect to have success when they act like he will fail? Gah.

 



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I don't have a smart phone...and I don't want one. I'm still very paper-and-ink oriented! But yay for you!


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*grumble*  Is there anything you can do to be heard?   Are there other parents that are having the same issues with the SpEd Director?  
 

 


There are tons of parents who have issues with the SpEd Director.  But, the SpEd Director saves the town money by refusing to pay for what the child truly needs.  So, she's probably a hero when it comes to the those higher up in the school district.

 

I went to look at a couple more apartments.  Neither of them were suitable. So frustrating!  I want to move out of this damn stuck up town!

 


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Mary3mama: HOORAY for a peaceful transition to your new 'hood!! joy.gif

 

DoK: it's too bad that all the parents whose children use the SpEd couldn't get together and bring on their concerns as a group.  I'm sure that would be a lot to coordinate but it sounds like it's a detriment to the children.  Sorry you are feeling such frustration.  :(

 

Maia:  What do they call it...fulfilled prophecy or something like that...when children act exactly as you "expect" them to?  I worked with a co teacher who was like that with the children and I wanted to shake her!  Let the children catch your calm and belief of them, ey?  Did you come up with a solution to your dilemma of a local emergency contact person??  Man oh man.  I wish I could help you!  I've often thought how nice it would be if we MDC mamas could teleport to each other.  Just think of all the possibilities!  But, alas, that isn't a realistic option... 

 

This weekend has been simply BRILLIANT!  Sunshine, perfect 75* weather!  We decided to put in our peas this afternoon.  We were going to plant next Saturday but it looks like it's going to be crap weather so why not now?  Planted some bulbs yesterday and played outside lots.  My freckles are sprouting, too.  haha.  Just slightly worried that the tick population will be raised due to the lack of hard frost this summer.  

 

How did everyone else fare this weekend??


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